Global Peace Index 2019: India Ranks 141st, Iceland Tops

India’s rank has slipped five places to 141 among 163 countries on the Global Peace Index 2019, while Iceland remains the most peaceful country and Afghanistan the least peaceful nation, as per the report by Australian think tank Institute for Economics & Peace.

It ranks countries according to their level of peacefulness based on three thematic domains — the level of societal safety and security, the extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict and the degree of militarisation.

Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. Afghanistan is now the least peaceful country in the world, replacing Syria, which is now the second least peaceful.

In South Asia, Bhutan topped the index with 15th rank, followed by Sri Lanka 72, Nepal 76 and Bangladesh 101. The neighboring country Pakistan has been ranked 153rd on the index.

Source- The Livemint

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